Palau

About parliament

Basic information such as the official name of parliament and details of its structure and leadership. Also includes the current breakdown of MPs by sex and age, and provisions for quotas and reserved seats.

Parliament name
Olbiil Era Kelulau (National Congress)
Chamber name
Senate (Senate)
Structure & Status of parliament This field is to indicate lower/upper in the back end.
Upper chamber
Parliamentary term (years)
4

IPU membership

Affiliation periods
from 2006
IPU Geopolitical Group/s IPU Geopolitical Groups: African Group, Arab Group, Asia-Pacific Group, Eurasia Group, Group of Latin America and the Caribbean (GRULAC), Twelve Plus Group.
Asia-Pacific Group

Speaker

Official title The Speaker may for example be known as the Presiding Officer, President, Chairman/Chairperson, etc.
President of the Senate
Speaker
Hokkons Baules (Male)
Year of birth
1948
Term
19.01.2017
Additional information
Elected on 19 Jan. 2017, re-elected on 21 Jan. 2021.
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Secretary General

Official title This post is most commonly called Secretary General or Clerk. It may also be called Secretary, Head/Chief of the Secretariat, Director General, etc.
Clerk
Secretary General
Ann L. Pedro (Female)

Members

Statutory number of members Statutory number of members, as defined in the constitution or other fundamental law.
Principal mode of designation of members
Directly elected members Directly elected by citizens.
13
Current number of members Number of members who currently hold seats in parliament. May be lower or higher than the statutory number of members.
13
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Men The number of male parliamentarians who currently hold seats in parliament.
12
Women The number of female parliamentarians who currently hold seats in parliament.
1
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Percentage of women Calculated by dividing the current number of women by the current number of members.
7.69% See historical data for this field.
Statutory number of members per country As defined in the constitution or other fundamental laws. Combines the number of parliamentarians in both chambers in bicameral parliaments.
Population (in thousands) Source: United Nations, World Population Prospects.
21
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Inhabitants per parliamentarian Calculated by dividing the population by the statutory number of parliamentarians.
724 See historical data for this field.

Age

Data on the age of parliamentarians is collected at start of the legislature, following the most recent elections. This data is not updated during the legislature.

 

Average age of all members Age at the time of the last election or renewal.
Youngest member (years) Age at the time of the last election or renewal.
Youngest member
TJ Imrur Remengesau (Male)
Oldest member (years) Age at the time of the last election or renewal.
72
Oldest member
Hokkons Baules (Male)
Number of members, by age
Breakdown of members by age and gender
18 - 20 21 - 30 31 - 40 41 - 45 46 - 50 51 - 60 61 - 70 71 - 80 81 - 90 91 and over Totals per gender
Totals per age interval 0 0 1 0 2 3 5 1 0 0
Total <= 45: 1 Total >= 46: 11
Male 0 0 1 0 2 3 4 1 0 0 11
Female 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1
Percentage of members, by age
Age as last election or renewalOverallMaleFemale
Percentage of MPs 30 years of age or younger0%0%0%
Percentage of MPs 40 years of age or younger8.33%8.33%0%
Percentage of MPs 45 years of age or younger8.33%8.33%0%
Members for whom data is available
12

Reserved seats and quotas

Electoral quota for youth Quotas to promote the representation of youth in parliament.